Drag Race Thailand
|Drag Race Thailand|
|แดร็ก เรซ ไทยแลนด์|
|Based on||RuPaul's Drag Race|
|Opening theme||"Drag Race Thailand" theme (season 1–present)|
|Ending theme||"Fly Tonight" (season 1)|
|Country of origin||Thailand|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Running time||55–60 minutes|
|Original release||February 15, 2018– present|
Drag Race Thailand is a Thai reality competition show based on the American version with RuPaul. The series was licensed by the Kantana Group and premiered on February 15, 2018. The show is hosted by fashion stylist Art-Araya In-dra, while drag performer Pangina Heals co-hosts. Season one saw 10 contestants competing for the title of "Thailand's Next Drag Superstar", resulting in the crowning of Natalia Pliacam on April 5, 2018.
The co-host is the half-Thai, half-Taiwanese drag queen Pangina Heals. Heals spoke about drag as an artform, saying "People are understanding that drag isn’t about sex or gender, but about performance and making other people happy." Heals also addressed the idea that drag and "ladyboys" are the same thing, saying "Thai people are really accepting of transexual girls, especially with the popularization of the Miss Tiffany's pageant shows."
Heals is the most famous drag queen in Thailand and was the winner of Thailand's first TV drag competition T-Battle.
|Season||Premiere Date||Finale Date||Winner||Runner(s)-up||Miss
|1||February 15, 2018||April 5, 2018||Natalia Pliacam||Année Maywong
(Ages and names stated are at time of contest)
|Natalia Pliacam||Assadayut Khunviseadpong||37||Bangkok||Winner|
|Année Maywong||Thainisorn Hengsuwan||30||Bangkok||Runner-up|
|Dearis Doll||Supattarapon Kasikam||30||Nakhon Pathom|
|B Ella||Anothai Ngeesantiae||30||Nakhon Ratchasima||4th Place|
|Amadiva||Pudthawee Thepkraival||24||Bangkok||5th/6th Place|
|JAJA||Angeles R-Jay Carubio||34||Philippines|
|Petchra||Panupong Jalruensuk||30||Rayong||7th Place|
|Morrigan||Chaipong Piwpong||18||Bangkok||8th Place|
|Bunny Be Fly||Kittameth Seethan||25||Nakhon Ratchasima||9th Place|
|Meannie Minaj||Mananya Puengmai||26||Phrae||10th Place|
|B Ella||SAFE||LOW||LOW||SAFE||HIGH||WIN||ELIM||Miss C|
|Bunny Be Fly||SAFE||ELIM||Guest||Guest|
- The contestant won Drag Race Thailand.
- The contestant was the runner-up.
- The contestant was voted Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.
- The contestant won the main challenge.
- The contestant won the runway challenge.
- The contestant won the main challenge and the runway challenge.
- The contestant received positive judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant received negative judges' critiques but was ultimately declared safe.
- The contestant won the main challenge but was in the bottom two.
- The contestant was in the bottom two.
- The contestant was eliminated.
- The contestant returned as a guest for that episode.
|1||Meannie Minaj||vs.||Morrigan||"Born This Way"
|2||Bunny Be Fly||vs.||Petchra||"รักยังไม่ต้องการ"
|Bunny Be Fly|
|4||Amadiva||vs.||Natalia Pliacam||"Dhoom Dhoom"
|5||Année Maywong vs. JAJA vs. Petchra||"Toxic"
|7||B Ella||vs.||Dearis Doll||"Crazy in Love"
(Beyoncé ft. Jay-Z)
- The contestant was eliminated after their first time in the bottom two.
- The contestant was eliminated after their second time in the bottom two.
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"Contestant's Story"||February 15, 2018|
|2||2||"The Power of Love"||February 22, 2018|
|3||3||"Curtain to Couture"||March 1, 2018|
|4||4||"Drag Race Thailand Debut Season Award"||March 8, 2018|
|5||5||"Snatch Game"||March 15, 2018|
|6||6||"Commercial, Commercial"||March 22, 2018|
|7||7||"Twins"||March 29, 2018|
|8||8||"Final Runway"||April 5, 2018|
The season 1 of Drag Race Thailand was met with a successful rating in Thai television. In was later announced that the first season will premier in the United States in May 2018. The first season also made stirs in the Asian LGBT community, the most prominent of which is a campaign to establish a Rupaul's Drag Race version as well in the Philippines and Taiwan, two of the most LGBT-accepting nations in all of Asia.
A casting announcement for season two was announced on 4 March 2018. A casting commercial was shown on September 13, 2018, and stated any genders were allowed to apply, as well as non-Thai citizens.
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- "คัดเลือกแล้ว! เปิดโปรไฟล์ 10 แดร็ก ผู้เข้าแข่งขัน Drag Race Thailand". Praew. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- "'Drag Race Thailand - Season 1 Episodes List - Next Episode'". Retrieved June 25, 2018.
- @DragRaceTH (4 March 2018). "ควีนที่คันไม้คันมือและพร้อมที่จะเผยตัวตนใน #DragRaceTH SS2 อ่านตรงนี้
โชว์ความสามารถของคุณให้น่าประทับใจที่สุด ภายในเวลาไม่เกิน 15 นาที
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- "Drag Race Thailand on Instagram: "ถ้าคุณคิดว่ามีคุณสมบัติพร้อม จะรออะไร จิกวิก เปิดกรุเครื่องสำอาง สะบัดชายผ้าแล้วเข้ามาสมัครออดิชั่นกันกับ Drag Race Thailand Season 2 -…"". Instagram. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
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- Nolfi, Joey (16 April 2018). "Drag Race Thailand gets U.S. premiere date, bonkers trailer". EW.com. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
- Tanakasempipat, Patpicha (25 March 2018). "Thai drag queens hope new TV show brings LGBT acceptance". Reuters. Retrieved 28 March 2018.